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DEDICATION 



The oldest membership roll of this 
church contains names of people from 
Diamond City, Harker's Island, present- 
day Stacy and Sea Level. The folks from 
Diamond City and Marker's Island came 
here, staying with friends and relatives 
for weeks to visit and to worship. 

Therefore, it only seems proper to 
dedicate this booklet, incomplete as it 
is, to all of those faithful souls s our 
fathers, our mothers, our grandparents, 
our great -great -grandparent s ; to the 
faithful members and friends of this 
church; to the pastors and their families; 
and to our children and our grandchildren. 

We celebrate with gladness, thanking 
Almighty Cod for our heritage and the 
freedom to worship, hoping to leave a 
portion of this heritage to future 
generations. May we, with God's blessing, 
leave it in your hands. 

Weldon Salter 
; Clara B. McGirk 

Rev. Tom Supplee , pastor 



0 Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt 
thee, I will praise thy name; for thou has 
done wonderful things; thy counsels of old 
are faithfulness and truth. Isaiah 25*1 



FOREWORD 



Today, as we celebrate the 
centennial of the Sea Level United 
Methodist Church, we will look back to 
the beginning of this church in our 
community and reminisce about some of the 
people who have been a part of it. 

A hundred years ago the people who 
lived in this area were isolated because 
their only means of travel was by boat to 
the nearest town, Beaufort. The main 
occupation was fishing. 

This community has been known by 
many names in the past. It was a part of 
the Hunting Quarter Township and was 
called Mill Point or Nelson's Neck. It 
did not have a namiO until a post office 
was established here. 

In 1873 the post office was known as 
the Mill Point Post Office. From 1880 to 
I883 the post office was called the 
Atlantic Post Office but it was moved to 
the present community of Atlantic which 
took the name with it. .2. _ 

In 1891 the community was named Wit 
which was used until 1915 at which time 
it was named Sea Level. 

Some of the folks who lived here as 
early as I850 have told of the many pro- 
tracted meetings held under brush arbors 
or in homeso Therefore, it is reasonable 
to assume that Methodist circuit riders 
held meetings here much earlier than the 
year 1882. - 



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Also, it should be noted that this 
church is one of the few on Core Sound 
that was apparently established under 
the Pamlico Mission, as the deed for the 
land refers to the Pamlico Mission. 



MANN'S CHAFEL 1882 - 191^ 

The land for the first church building 
was given by deed on the 17th day of 
October A.D. 1882 by Henry S. Willis and 
Lovey Willis his wife of Carteret County, 
North Carolina, to W. B. Hancock, M, R. 
Fulcher, Wallace Willis, Robert Whitehurst 
and S. W. Hancock, trustees of church 
property of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, Pamlico Mission, Newbern District, 
North Carolina Conference of said church. 
(See Appendix A , page ^9) 

The land contained one-fourth of an 
acre located on Core Sound about half way 
between Drum Point and where the T, A, 
Taylor & Sons Company is located today. 

The following item appeared in the 
North Carolina Conference Proceedings of 
Tuesday, December 4, I883, in a Report of 
the Board of Church Extension: 

"The application from Nelson's 
Neck, Core Sound Mission, New Berne 
District, for one hundred dollars was 
granted. " 

The first church building was built 
in 1884 by local carpenters. It was a 
large wooden structure with wooden steps 
and with the front door facing Core Sound. 



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It did not have a steeple. Kerosene wall 
lamps were used for light and, because the 
southwest wind would extinguish the lights 
during night meetings, another door was 
placed at the rear side of the building 
looking towards the east. Today there is 
no recollection as to what kind of heat, if 
any, was used in the building. 

The church was called Mann's Chapel 
for Presiding Elder J. E. Mann. 

Before the church building was 
completed, meetings were held in the home 
of Samuel and Nancy Salter and also in the 
home of Jack and Melissa Lewis. It is 
recalled that Melissa Lewis (l838-l89^) 
took an active part in organizing this 
church. She could sail a boat and she 
would take trips up the Neuse River to 
Newberne to attend to church matters. We 
have been unable to find a document in the 
church records concerning when the church 
was actually organized and, therefore, the 
earliest record is the deed for the land 
' which was drawn up in 1882. 

The first pastor in our record was 
Rev. T. J, Browning. Charter members who 
joined the church in 1883-188^ are! 
John W. Lewis, Melissa D. Lewis, Wilson 
Salter, Rachael A. Salter, Mary Salter, 
Bethena Willis, Fulford Willis, Alvenia 
Willis, Julia Salter, Catherine Salter, 
Margaret Salter, Elizabeth Salter, 
Joseph E. Salter, Samuel Salter, Richard 
J. Salter, Sarah H. Salter and Dianna 
Salter. 

Early officers of the church were: 
Stewards! Wallace Willis, Joseph E. 
Salter and Edward Nielsen. Trustees! 



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John W. Rose, Wallace Willis and 

John W. Lewis. The first Sunday School 

was organized by Weinstein Lewis. 

Mann's Chapel was a vital part of 
community life. The meetings were well 
attended with people traveling by horse/ 
cart, boat and walking. A dear sister 
who is remembered today was Mrs. Joseph 
Taylor - Miss Poll as she was called - 
who always came to the meetings with a 
lantern in her hand to light her way home 
after the night service, which was a 
distance of about two miles. People from 
other communities came to the meetings by 
boat from Stacy, Marker's Island, Atlantic 
and from Diamond City on Gape Lookout. 

Many stories have been passed down 
about Mann's Chapel. Mrs. Nettie Salter, 
Mrs. Angel ine Taylor and Mrs. Vivian 
Fulcher have vivid recollections today of 
the church building and of the services 
held there. They had great revivals and 
the people were uninhibited and not at all 
reluctant to shout their love for Jesus 
and give thanks to Almighty Godo Both 
men and women shouted and one convert, 
as he was going to the Altar to accept 
Christ as his Savior, shouted, "Come on 
and go with me. Pappy, I am bound for 
The Promised Land." 

Mrso Angeline Taylor and Mrs. Vivian 
Fulcher remember seeing their first 
Christmas tree in Mann's Chapel when they 
were about four or five years old, which 
would be in I902-I903. 

Mr. Edward Nielsen was in charge of 
a Chi'istmas program, and a very large 
holly tree was cut from the woods and 



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placed in the church. The tree was 
decorated with apples, oranges, hair 
ribbons and mesh bags of candy. There 
were gifts under the tree for all of the 
people in the community and some families 
received gifts of food. Miss Angeline 
remembers a portion of the verse she 
recited at the program and that her gift 
from the tree was a small plate with 
kitten faces painted on it. Mrs. Nettie 
Salter remembers that she played the 
organ for the program and that she 
received two gifts from the tree: a small 
vase, which is displayed in her home today, 
and a small jug. She also recalls that 
people from Atlantic came to the program. 

Rev. Joseph M, Carraway served as our 
pastor at various times and has been 
remembered by the people with love and 
respect. His home was located on Adams' 
Creek near Merrimon and he would walk 
through the Open Grounds to serve his 
churches in Sea Level and Atlantic. He 
was a great revival preacher and, accord- 
ing to the membership record of the church, 
from 1896 to 190^ fifty-one members were 
added to the roll by Brother Carraway. 

"From His Lighthouse Evermore" 

In August I896, John W. Styron, 
Bartelet Salter, John W. Salter and 
his brother Joseph Salter, Micajah 
Rose and Henry Willis went to the 
landing near Mann's Chapel early in 
the evening to go fishing. They put 
their nets on three skiffs so that 
they might leave early in order to 
return before revival services 



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ended that night. 

It was an ideal night for mullet 
fishing - calm and clear. The 
atmosphere was so clear, in fact, 
that the inshore beam of the Diamond 
City light could be seen flashing in 
the distance. They had been fishing 
quite a while when the church service 
began in Mann's Chapel and they could 
hear the hymn- singing. 

They brought their nets together 
after one last set. Pulling the nets 
in with the fish they had caught, 
they decided to go ashore and attend 
the last portion of this final night 
of the revival. Also, some of them 
could walk home with their wives and 
children, and others with their 
sweethearts. 

On landing, they made their way 
up the path to Mann's Chapel. They 
were barefooted and wearing wet 
clothing except Joseph Salter who 
was wearing boots, and John W. Styron 
who had one trouser leg rolled up. 

The invitational hymn was being 
sung and the minister, Rev. Joseph M. 
Carraway, was giving the invitation. 
These six men, due to the church 
being full, stood at the rear. The 
hymn, "Just As I Am" by William B. 
Bradbury, was being sung: 

Just as I am without one plea 
But that Thou blood was shed for 
me 

And that Thou bidd'st me come to 
Thee, 

0 Lamb of God, I come J I come! 



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As the hymn was being sung, 
John W, Styron, one trouser leg up, 
one down, led the way and they all 
went forward "just as they were" 
to accept Christ as their personal 
Savior. The very walls must have 
vibrated with the singing and 
shouting on into the night. Thirty- 
three people affiliated with the 
church during this revival, includ- 
ing the wives of Micajah and Henry. 

Three years later almost to the 
day in August 1899 all six of these 
men were drowned in a hurricane near 
Cedar Island on Pamlico Sound. 

In addition to the above, four 
other fishermen from Sea Level and 
three fishermen from Stacy were 
drowned thirteen men and boys 
leaving eleven widows and twenty- 
three children. 

The church and the surrounding 
communities mourned with and for 
these v/idows and orphans, con- 
tributing to their welfare as they 
were able for many years. 

The ten fishermen from this 
community who drowned were: Bartelet 
Salter; John W. Salter (the husband 
of Melinda); Joseph Salter (the 
husband of Julia); Micajah Rose 
(the husband of Emily); Henry Willis 
(the husband of Caroline Rose); 
John W. Styron (the husband of 
Rachael); James Willis (brother of 
Henry Willis); John and Joseph Lewis 
(brothers); and William Henry Salter 



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(the 15 year old son of Joseph E. 
and Elizabeth Salter) . 



Daughters of four of the men are 
living today. They ares Mrs. Emma 
Styron Fulcher, the daughter of 
John W, Styron; Mrs. Vivian Lewis 
Fulcher, the daughter of John Lewis; 
Mrs. Robena Lewis Mason, the 
daughter of Joseph Lewis; and 
Mrs. Beatrice Salter Nelson, the 
daughter of John W. Salter. 

by Weldon Salter 

Rev. Lawrence 0. Wyche, who was 
pastor in 1900, was standing in Wallace 
Willis* store on March 12, I9OO when he 
suddenly collapsed and died. John W, Rose 
and Wallace Willis took care of his body 
until a casket could be brought from 
Beaufort by the mail boat. He was buried 
in Ocracoke. 

In addition to serving the people as 
a church, Mann's Chapel was also used as 
a school house when Mrs. Lillian Foreman 
from Roxboro, North Carolina, was the 
teacher. Miss Mamie D. Salter also taught 
there one year when she was a young woman. 

William H. Rose and Amanda Willis 
were married in Mann's Chapel April 11, 
1903 by Rev. L. E. Sawyer. 

Elijah Salter and Nettie Lewis were 
married in Mann's Chapel October 5, I907 
by Rev. F. S. Becton. 



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Rev. C;- C. Brothers 
Pastor in I906 

Money was a scarce commodity during 
the early years of this church and the 
ministers who served us did so for a very 
small reward except for a dedication to 
their calling. On one occasion, when a 
Presiding Elder was pressing the church for 
more money, Joseph E. Salter bluntly said, 
"You must think money grows on trees down 
here!" It is recalled that one minister 
only received one dollar for the year. 



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A decision was made to relocate the 
church away from the shore and plans were 
made to build another church building. The 
old church building by the shore was torn 
down, but we do not know the year that 
occurred. However, the land on which a 
new building would be located was bought 
in 1907 and it is the land on which our 
present church building is located. 

The deed was made the 26th day of 
February 190? between Job Rose and Sabra 
Rose his wife of Carteret County, N, C., 
and Methodist Episcopal Church South of 
the New Bern District in consideration of 
the sum of twenty-five dollars, a certain 
tract of land • situated in Nelson's Neck, 
Carteret County, N. C,, adjoining the 
lands of Job Rose, John W, Rose and 
others, including one-half acre more or 
less . 

The land on which the old church 
building was located by the shore was 
conveyed back to the Willis heirs as 
follows 

Wallace Willis, J. E. Salter and 
J. W. Rose, trustees of the M. E. Church 
South, deed to Timothy Willis of Carteret 
County, April 18, 1913 » for $10.00 a 
parcel of one-fourth of an acre lying on 
Core Sound near Nelson's Bay, 62 x 52 x 
62 X 52 feet, enclosing a site formerly 
occupied by the Methodist Church. 
Witness! J. R. Morris. 
Registered! September 10, 1917e 



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1914 - 19k9 



The new church building was built 
in 1914 by volunteer carpenters of the 
community and with Mr. Samuel Easton Davis 
of Marshallberg as the boss carpenter. 
During construction worship services were 
held in the Freewill Baptist Church of 
Sea Level. 

The new church building was a white 
wooden structure with a tall bell steeple. 
The interior had three archways, a biased 
ceiling and varnished railings around the 
chancel. It was lighted with oil lamps 
until approximately 1925 when a Delco 
battery lighting system was installed. 

This building had two front doors, 
one door facing the road and a side door 
looking towards the southo There was also 
a rear door. Wooden steps extended from 
the front around the corner to the side 
door. The tall steeple was struck by 
lightening in 1927 and thereafter the 
steeple was remodeled into a dome shape. 
Heating was a coal/wood stove located in 
the center aisle. Electricity came to 
Sea Level in the 1930s and the church was 
wired for electric lighting at that time. 

The bell, which was rung before each 
Sunday School and worship service, was 
also rung to alert the people to an 
emergency such as a house or woods fire. 

The inscription on the bell states! 
"Cast by C. S. Bell Co., Hillsboro , Ohio , 
Steel Alloy Church Bell." It is 40 inches 
in diameter, 26 inches high, and 3 inches 



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thick on the striking surface. The 
wheel which operates the bell is 48 
inches in diameter. The approximate 
weight of the bell is in excess of 2000 
pounds, and it was hauled from the landing 
to the building site by a team of oxen 
owned by Frank Small. The bell contains a 
death-knell clapper which in earlier times 
would be sounded to toll the number of 
years of life of the deceased when a death 
occurred in the community. The same bell 
is in the steeple of our present brick 
church. 

For many years the people referred 
to this church building as Mann's Chapel 
but as time passed by, the name was 
dropped and today it is no longer used. 

Rev. W. E. Hocutt was our pastor in 
1917, I9I8 and 1919. He sent an Annual 
Report to the Board of Missions of the 
North Carolina Conference, dated 
December 5» 1917 » for the Atlantic- 
Straits Charge, which included the 
churches of Atlantic, Mann's Chapel, 
Springfield, Summerfield, and Tabernacle. 

In answer to a questions Is the 
expense of living higher or lower?, 
Rev. Hocutt answered: "Much higher. 
No place for gardens. Cabbage 7 cents 
per pound. Irish potatoes 8 cents per 
pound. Firewood $6 per cord. No gifts of 
any foodstuff to the preacher. High 
house rent." In answer to the question: 
Describe unoccupied territories. Rev. 
Hocutt answered: "Cedar Island has no 
Methodist Church. It is in the hands 
of the Primitive Baptists." 



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Sunday School in 193^ 
Back Row. 1 . to r. i Gaynelle Salter; Mildred 
Taylor and Leona Gaskill. 

Second Row. 1. to r? Woodrow Tosto; Audrey 
Salter; Clara Belle Taylor; Robena Carolyn 
Mason; Lydia Ann Mason; Leola Elliott; and 
Weldon Salter. 

Third Row. 1, to r. : Hugh Salter; Harrell C, 
Taylor, Jr.; Velma Taylor; Carolina Willis; 
Alma Mae Salter; Reba Salter; Joseph E, 
Salter; and Roy Hamilton. 
Fourth Row, l.to r. : Mabel Willis; Elva 
Salter; Harvey Taylor, Jr.; Braxton Taylor; 
Delphia Tosto; Hilda Salter; Hershell Allen 
Taylor; Dovie Salter, secretary; and Joseph 
Lane Salter, superintendent. 

Small children in front ? Mildon Lewis; Hilton 
Lee Taylor; Francis Willis; Louise Lewis; 
Orville Willis; Margaret Salter; Eunice 
Evelyn Hill; Ramona Salter (hidden); Georgia 
Pauline Howard; Varena Taylor; Gilda Salter; 
Naomi Salter; Eldred Gordon Taylor; and 
Velma Elliott. Kneeling: Rev. R. W. 
Barfield, pastor. 



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At this time in the history of our 
church we had a very active Sunday School 
with regular attendance by the young 
people and with Mr. Joseph Lane Salter as 
the superintendent. 

The women have played a very 
important role in this church. They have 
been dedicated workers for the Lord in all 
phases of church work. They have been 
active in the Ladies' Aid Society, The 
Woman's Society of Christian Service, and 
they are active today in The United 
Methodist Women. They have raised money 
for the church in many ways such as 
having box suppers, making up plays and 
performing here and in nearby communities 
(when a good time was had by all), 
selling hand-made crafts, handbags and 
various household items. Today we thank 
God for their love for this churche 




Vacation Church School June 19^5 
Herman S. Winberry, Director 
C. Manus Mitchell, Minister 



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Because the church had suffered some 
damage in the hurricane of 1933 > it had to 
be braced on the outside and additional 
rafters were placed under the roof. 
Therefore, due to deterioration of the 
building, a decision was made in the late 
19^0s to replace the white wooden building 
with a new brick building to be located on 
the same site. 

At a meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, 
May 10, 1939 » the three major branches of 
the church, that is, The Methodist 
Episcopal Church, The Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, and The Methodist 
Protestant Church were united and there- 
after called The Methodist Church. 



, 1950 - 1982 

The old wooden building was torn 
down with the members of the church and 
volunteers from the community assisting 
including the women of the church and 
the pastor. Rev. Charles W. Wooten. 

While the work of dismantling and 
construction was underway, worship services 
and Sunday School were held in the Sea 
Level Elementary School building (which 
was destroyed by fire in 1955 )• 

In 1952 additional land was 
purchased from U. L. Rose and Blanche 
Rose, his wife, and Virginia Rose Hamilton 
and Allen Hamilton, her husband, adjoining 
the church property containing two-fifth 
acre more or less. 



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The task of rebuilding the church 
was undertaken by a building committee 
composed of Herbert Salter, chairman; 
Preston Williamson; James Styron; Jasper 
Daniels, Tom Styron; John W, Rose; and 
Dovie Willis, secretary-treasurer. 

Plans for the building were drawn 
by Herbert Salter, and the blueprints 
were approved by John R. Valentine AIA, 
Marshallberg, N. C. 

The contractors were Hugh and Ronald 
Styron with their father, Clyde Styron, 
assisting. Herbert Salter supervised the 
work and participated in the construction. 
The beautiful detail of the woodwork in 
the sanctuary is a testament to the fine 
work done by Herbert and the Styrons. 

A time capsule containing information 
about the church and the times was placed 
in the cornerstone of the building. The 
lighted painting of The Face of Christ, 
"Inspiration," which is located above 
the front door, was painted by Samuel 
Davis of Harker's Island. 

The first service in the new brick 
church was held on Easter Sunday in 195^- 
The building was dedicated as The Sea 
Level Methodist Church on July 10, 1955 
by Rev. H, K. King, District Superin- 
tendent. Rev. Louie A. Lewis was our 
pastor at that time. 

Many donations of money, material 
and volunteer help were received during 
construction of this brick building 
which enabled the congregation to build 
it without taking out a mortgage. 



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The Building Committee at the dedication 
of the church - July 10, 1955 

Back row. 1. to r. : James Styron, Jasper 
Daniels and Tom Styron. 
Second row. 1. to r. t John W, Rose; 
Rev. Louie A. Lewis, pastor; and 
Rev. C. Manus Mitchell, former pastor. 
Front row. 1. to r. : Rev. C. W. Wooten, 
former pastor; Rev. Hiram K. King, 
district superintendent; Herbert Salter, 
chairman; Dovie Willis, secretary- 
treasurer; and Preston Williamson. 



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In Passing 

It was noted after the building of 
the present church building that one of 
the members had contributed more than one 
hundred dollars in pennies, nickles, dimes 
and quarters to the building fund. Accord- 
ing to today's standards, this could be 
considered a small amount, but it can be 
compared to "the widow's mite." 

Roy Hamilton, the son of James and 
Minnie Hamilton, and now deceased, was a 
faithful and a trusted member of this 
church who joined and was baptized in 
19^8 by Rev. C. Manus Mitchell. 

The second wooden church building w^as 
heated by a wood heater and later by a 
coal heater. For the wood heater, Roy 
would go into the woods and gather light- 
wood for kindling the fire. He also 
lighted the fire and kept the stove 
burning during the church services. 

Although Roy was not endowed with a 
normal mental capacity or with many of 
this world's treasures or worldly goods, 
in passing he did his part towards his 
church far beyond anyone's expectations; 
and he found friends and happiness here. 

" ' by Weldon Salter 

In 1956 the Sea Level-Cedar Island 
Charge purchased the house and land 
adjoining the church property on the 
south to be used as a parsonage. The 
property was purchased from Audrey Salter 
Fink and her husband, Merrill 0. Fink, on 



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October 2?, 1956. The Stacy Methodist 
Church joined the charge in 1957. Pastors 
who have lived in the parsonage are 
Thomas Swofford, W. R. Hale, J. W. Line- 
berger, Jr., J. Hillary Bryant, L. R. 
Harris, George B. Eubanks, and H. H. Cash. 




, Sunday School 1955 

After the Cedar Island United 
Methodist Church became a station church, 
and the Sea l^evel United Methodist Church 
was placed on a charge with the Williston 
United Methodist Church in 1973, a 
decision was made by the Sea Level, Cedar 
Island and Stacy churches to sell the 
parsonage property. Therefore, the 



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property was sold in January 1976 to 
Eugene Smith and wife of Raleigh, N. C. 

In 1955-1956 officers of the church 
were: Stewards! Jasper Daniels, Clayton 
Salter, Elva Salter, Preston Williamson 
and H. Byrd Willis. Trustees: John W. Rose, 
James Styron, Tom Styron, and Honorary! 
Allen Hamilton. Communion Stewards Mrs. 
Herbert Salter. Treasurer: Mrs. Roland 
Willis. 

The young people have been active 
during the life of this church through 
their participation in the Sunday School 
and the Methodist Youth Fellowship. The 
tradition of having a Christmas program 
and a tree, which began in Mann's Chapel, 
has been carried on down through the years. 

When Rev. H. H, Cash was pastor 
(1969-1973) a Youth Choir was organized 
by Careda Salter, who has been our pianist 
for many years. The choir was a great 
pleasure to the congregation and to 
Mr. Cash who would beam with pride as they 
sang. The Youth Choir continued to sing 
for us during the time when Rev. W. 
Douglas Lamb was our pastor (197^-1978). 

The members of the choir were: 
Kimberly Styron, Tracy Taylor, Teana 
Beacham, James Willis, Donna Willis, Carol 
Ann Styron, Lura Gail Taylor, Carlton 
Styron, Cindy Daniels, Kevin Daniels, Kay 
Taylor, Debra Willis, Angela Taylor and 
Stephen Daniels. 

During the one hundred years of 
this church fifty-five different pastors 
have served us and we thank God for them. 



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Rev. James G, Lupton stated in the 
Report of Pastor March l6, 1957 

"I have enjoyed my work in the 
Sea Level charge this year. Through 
and by the grace of God we sincerely 
"believe something for the Kingdom of 
God has been done. Thank you one and 
all for your cooperation this year, 
^ay yo^ go forward in the wisdom and 
knowledge of our Heavenly Father, not 
forgetting that all things work 
together for good for them that love 
the Lord. Thank you and God bless 
you one and all." 

Rev. W. R. Hale stated in the Report 
of Pastor April I3, 1958: 

"This report is far from, what I 
would like it to be, but I think in 
a few days we will all see a big 
change. I don't think we will have 
a barren church. I will be out on 
, the job in a few days. I don't think 
the people here will let me down and 
1 don't think they will let the Lord 
down. We have some good people here 
and by Conference you will see a 
change." 

In i960 Rev. J. Wo Lineberger, Jr. 
reported to the Conference that the Sea 
Level church had 70 members. Sunday 
School had a membership of kl with an 
average attendance of 

The Sunday School has been a very 
important part of the mission of this 
church since it was first organized. 



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Sunday School superintendents who have 
served ares Weinstein Lewis, Edward 
Nielsen, Kelly Mason, John W., Rose, John A. 
Styron, Joseph Lane Salter, Dovie Willis, 
Jasper Daniels, Aldridge Daniels, Maurice 
Willis and Dovie Willis. 




Sunday School 1966 

Top to "bottom, left to rights 
Stephen Daniels, Tommy Neal Beacham, 
Clay Gillikin, Michael Taylor, 
Mitchell Taylor, Gracie Gillikin, 
Belinda Salter, Angela Taylor, Kevin 
Daniels, Tracy Taylor, Teana Beacham, 
Cindy Daniels and Kay Taylor. 

Teachers who have worked in the 
Sunday School ares John W. Rose, Mabel 
Willis, Delphia Tosto, Caroline Golden 
Willis, Elva Salter, Dovie Willis, 



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James Styron, Weldon Salter, Betty 
Daniels, Kathryn Taylor, Clara B. 
McGirk and Angela Taylor. 



The Methodist Church and The 
Evangelical United Brethern Church were 
merged into one denomination in I968 and 
thereafter called The United Methodist 
Church. 



In 1980 a restroom addition was 
added to the rear of the church building. 
This project had been planned for several 
years and money contributed to a building 
fund for that purpose. When the fund 
became adequate, a contract was entered 
into with Joseph Owens of Marshallberg 
who was assisted by Donald Hadder of 
Gloucester. The work was completed in 
August 1980. 

In 1982 the officers of the church 

are s 

Chairman of Administrative Board: Clyde W. 
McGirk 

Ijay Leader! Weldon Salter. 
Treasurer: Weldon Salter. 
Chairperson of Council on Ministries: 

Clara B. McGirk. 
Sunday School Ministries: Dovie Willis, 

Kathryn Taylor, Cathy Flood, Marie 

Fulcher and Angela Taylor. 
Superintendent of Sunday School: Dovie 

Willis. 

Youth Member, Council on Ministries: 
Lura Gail Taylor. 



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Secretary of Enlistment! Marie Fulcher 
Administrative Board Members at Large! 

Mildon Lewis, Delphia Tosto and 

Angel ine Taylor. 
Health and Welfare Representative! 

Angeline Taylor. 
Pastor-Parish Committee! Dovie Willis and 

Weldon Salter. 
Finance Committee! Weldon Salter, Clyde W. 

McGirk, Clara B. McGirk and Betty 

Daniels. 

Trustees! Weldon Salter, Perry Willis and 

Clyde W. McGirk. 
Youth Member, Administrative Board! 

Teana Beacham. 
Committee on Nominations! Pastor, Betty 

Daniels, Marie Fulcher and 

Careda Salter. 
Records and History Committee! Nettie 

Salter, Angeline Taylor and Dovie 

Willis. 

Christian Advocate! Elva Salter. 

Music Committee! Careda Salter, Clara B. 

McGirk and Pastor. 
Communion Steward! Careda. Salter. 
Ushers! Clyde W. McGirk and Mildon Lewis. 
Auditor! Clyde W. McGirk. 

In 1982 the officers of the United 
Methodist Women are! 

President! Grace Salter 
Vice President! Clara B. McGirk 
Treasurer! Elva Salter 
Secretary! Marie Fulcher 



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Sunday School Nursery/Kindergarten 
Cl a,gs 1282 

Janice Leigh Taylor, Karla Flood, 
Jamie Hamilton, Holly Beacham and 
Grace Marie Hamilton. 



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Sunday School Adult Class 
1982 



In the foreground is 
Mrs. Nettie Salter, 
the oldest member of this 
church. She has been a 
member since 1904. 



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IN SUMMARY, during one hundred years 
the members of this church have built 
three church buildings without taking 
out a mortgage. There have been 225 
members during that time and 55 pastors 
have served us. There have been periods 
of growth and times of stagnation. This 
church has always been on a charge with 
other churches, most of the time with 
the Atlantic Methodist Church. 

We did not have a worship service 
every Sunday morning until Rev. W. Douglas 
Lamb became our pastor (197^-1978) when a 
9^00 a.m. worship service was scheduled. 

In 1982 we have l^o members and a 
9 00 a.m. worship service every Sunday 
except the fifth Sunday, and two evening 
worship services during a month. 

Our GOLDEN AGE MEMBERS, those who 
have been a member for at least fifty 
years, ares 

Nettie Salter has been a member for 
78 years. 

H. Byrd Willis has been a member for 

68 years. 
Angeline Taylor has been a member 

for 59 years. 
Florence Salter has been a member 

for 59 years. 
Blanch Willis has been a member 

for 59 years. 
Ellen Rose has been a member for 

59 years. 

Arietta Willis Mason, who died 

July 6, 1982, had been a member 
for 75 years. 



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PRES ID I IN G ELDERS 



1881- 

_L W w _L 


-1884 


J. 


E. 


Mann 


188^- 


-1 887 


J. 


T. 


CJ. ^ J- -I. 0 


1888- 


-1 88Q 


R. 


A. 


Willis 


_L tJ 7 W 


_L U 7 _L 


W 


s. 


Ron p 




-LO7 J 


F 


D 


Sw 1 Tl H P 1 1 

VV J. 1 iL/l C -L -1- 




-1 8QQ 

X u 7 7 


w. 


s. 


Rone 


1900- 


_L 7 W _^ 


F. 


D. 


Swindell 




-L 7 


E. 


H. 


Davis 


1906 




M. 


Bradshaw 


1 Q07- 


-1 QIO 


R. 


F. 


Bumpas 


IQll- 




J. 


E. 


Underwood 




_L 7 _L C 


J. 


B. 


Hurley 


-L 7-1-7 


-1 Q?9 


F. 


M. 


Shamburger 


-L 7 J 


-1 Q?6 

_L 7 ^ ^ 


J. 


c. 


Wooten 


1927- 




Walter Patten 


1931 




J. 


H. 


McCracken 


1932- 


-1935 


T. 


M. 


Grant 


1936- 


-1938 


E. 


L. 


Hillman 



DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 



1939-19^^ J. A. Russell 

1945-1950 B. B. Slaughter 

1951-1955 H. K. King 

1956-1961 A. J. Hobbs 

1962-1967 R. Grady Dawson 

1968-1972 C. H. Mercer 

1973-1977 H. F. Leatherman 

1978-1979 Reginald W. Ponder 

1980- J. Malloy Owen, III 



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MINISTERS WHO HAVE SERVED US 





Pa.Tnl 


ico Mission 


1881- 


-1882 


B. Hancock 




C OTP 


Sound Micjsion 


I883- 


-188^ 


T. J. Bnowninp* 


1885 




E. D. HoovpT 


1886 




T, J, Browning 


I887 




Daniel Reid 


1888 




J. W, Gurficanus 


I889- 


-1891 


JosGDh Dixon 


I892- 


-1893 


Joseph M, Carraway 


189^ 




J. W. Wallace 


1895 




No one listed 


I896- 


-1897 


Joseph M, Carraway 


1898 




R. T. Wyche 


1899 




Joseph M, Carraway 


1900 




Lawrence 0. Wyche 






C. A. Roy 


1901 




C. P. Snow 


1902 




C. K. Pool 


1903 




L, E, Sawyer 



Atlantic Circuit 

190^ ' T. W. Mansfield 

1905 - E. W. Reed 

1906 C. C. Brothers 
1907-1909 F. Becton 
1910 Wo A. Forbes 
1911-1912 E. D. Dodd 
1913-1915 Do Pyatt 

1916 Fo A, Lupton 

Atlantic-Straits Circuit 

1917 Eo Hocutt 



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MINISTERS WHO HAVE SERVED US (cont'd) 

Straits-Atlantic Circuit 

1918-1919 ^. E. Hocutt 

Ocracoke-Atlantic Circuit 

1920 M. B. Cox 
Atlg^ntic-S^a Lev^i C ha rge 

1921 To be supplied 

1922-1923 E. J. Lewis 

192^ Joseph M, Carraway 

1925 C. W. Wilson 

Atlantic-Sea Level-Straits 

1926 E. B. Bell, supply 
E. W. Glass, 

supernumerary 
AtXantic-S^a^evgl Charge 
1927-1928 W. T. Cheek 

Atlantic-Springfield (Williston) 

1929 W. T. Cheek 

1930 E. L. Hill 

Atlantic Charge 

1931-1932 E. L. Hill 

1933-193^ ^0 W. Barfield 

1935-1936 W. J, Freeman 
1937 R. Hardesty 

1938-1939 0. W. Mathison 

19^-0 -19 w L. D. Hayman 

19/^4-19^8 C. Manus Mitchell 
Clyde Hendrix 



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MINISTERS WHO HAVE SERVED US (cont'd) 

At lantic C]iarg e 

19^8-19^9 Goodchild 
1950-1951 W. Wooten 

1952-1953 Edgar W. Downum 

195^-1955 Louie A. Lewis 

Sea Level-Cedar Island -Port Rinouth 

1955- 1956 Thomas Swofford 

1956- 1957 James G. Lupton 

Sea Level-Cedar Island-Stacy 

1957- 1958 W. R. Hale 

1959- 1960 J. W. Lineberger, Jr. 

1960- 1963 J. Hillary Bryant 

1964- 1965 Linwood R. Harris 

1965- 1966 George B. Eubanks 

1966- 1/' 69 E. H. Overman 
2/69-3/69 Grady Wheeler, supply 
1969-1973 H. Cash 

Wj.j.liston-Sga Levgl-Stacy 

1973- 1974 ^. Cradeless 

1974- 1978 W. Douglas Lamb 

1978- 1979 Ted Garrett 

Cedar Island-Sea Level 

1979- Thom.as B. Supplee 



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MARRIAGES 1882 - 1Q82 



William H. Rose and Amanda Willis 
were married in Mann's Chapel April 11, 
1903 by Rev. L. E. Sawyer. 

Elijah Salter and Nettie Lewis were 
married in Mann's Chapel October 5» 190? 
by Rev. F. S, Becton. 

Melvin Willis and Mamie D. Salter 
were married in the home of the bride 
October 5» 190? by Rev. F. S. Becton. 

Milton Lupton and Gertrude Nielsen 
were married in the home of the bride 
February 6, I909 by Rev. F. S. Becton. 

William M. Gaskill and Etta Mae 
Hill were married at the Atlantic Metho- 
dist Church parsonage December 28, 1912 
by Rev. Zeb Pyatt. 

B. F, Willis and Nancy Nelson were 
married December 28, 191^ by Rev. Zeb 
Pyatt (the place not recorded in record). 

Elvin Salter and Bethel Morris were 
married in the home of the bride May I7 , 
191^ by Rev. Zeb Pyatt. 

Calvin Taylor and Roxie Lewis were 
married in B. F. Small's store May 31, 
191^ by Revo Zeb Pyatt. 

Michael Sorovich and Stella Gaskill 
were married in the church August 10,1917 
by Rev. W, E. Hocutto 



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MARRIAGES 1882-1Q82 (cont'd) 



Joseph Salter and Ena Gaskill were 
married in the home of the bride 
October 8, 192? by Rev. W. T. Cheek. 

Harry Q. Simmons and Mildred Jewell 
Taylor were married in the home of the 
bride April 3» 19^5 by Rev. C. Manus 
Mitchell. 

Clyde W. McGirk and Clara Belle 
Taylor were married in the church July 25 t 
19^7 by ^^ev. C. Manus Mitchell. 

Major Salter and Evelyn Fulcher were 
married in the home of Mabel Willis 
December 2, 1950 by Rev. C. Manus Mitchell. 

Roger Garland Salter and Colleen 
Taylor were married in the Atlantic Metho- 
dist Church parsonage October 23, 1953 
by Rev. Edgar W. Downum. 

Donald Fulcher and Evelyn Gaskill 
were married in the church August 2^, 1957 
by Rev. Louie A, Lewis. 

James Bryan Griffin and Sally Mae 
Tosto were married in the church 
August 29, 1959 by Rev. J.W.Lineberger , Jr. 

Maurice Willis and Alma Mae Salter 
were married in the church December 17, 
1961 by Rev. J. Hillary Bryant. 

W. Carey Van Sant and Hilda Willis 
Every were married in the church March 23, 
1967 by Rev. E. H. Overman. 



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MARRIAGES 1882-1982 (cont'd) 



Stewart Pigott and Clarice Frances 
Elliott were married in the church 
June 23, 1967 ^ev. E. H. Overman. 

Gary Flood and Cathy Louise Beacham 
were married in the church September 3» 
1973 ^ev. R. W. Gradeless. 

Marion Francis Dudley, Jr. and 
Gracie Lynette Gillikin were married in 
the church June 10, 1975 ^^ev. W. 
Douglas Lamb. 

Michael Darryl Tosto and Deborah Kay 
Willis were m.arried in the church 
August 29, 1975 by ^ev. W. Douglas Lamb. >' 

D. Errol Taylor and Angela Taylor 
were married in the church April 17 » 1976 
by Rev. Edgar F. Seymour. 



REGISTER OF INFANT BAPTISMS 

Melissa Jane Lewis, the infant 
daughter of Freeman Lewis and Mariam 
Lewis, was baptized 20 May I89I by 
Rev. Joseph Dixone 

Alvin Willis, the infant son of 
James Willis and Isabelle Willis, was 
baptized 8 June I89I by Rev. Joseph Dixon. 

Robert M. Willis, the infant son 
of Riley Willis and Bethena Willis, was 
baptized 8 June I89I by Rev. Joseph 
Dixon. 



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REGISTER OF INFANT BAPTISMS (cont'd) 



Burna F. Willis, the infant son of 
Riley Willis and Bethena Willis, was 
baptized 8 June I89I by Rev. Joseph Dixon. 

Arietta H. Willis, the infant 
daughter of Riley Willis and Bethena 
Willis, was baptized 8 June I89I by 
Rev. Joseph Dixon. 

Mamie D. Salter, the infant daughter 
of Joseph Salter and Elizabeth Salter, 
was baptized 8 June I89I by Rev. Joseph 
Dixon. 

John G. Willis, the infant son of 
Fulford Willis and Alvenia Willis, was 
baptized 18 September I89I by Rev. Joseph 
Dixon. 

Nettie Wade, the infant daughter of 
Louetta Wade, was baptized 18 September 

1891 by Rev. Joseph Dixon. 

Jemima Rose Salter, the infant 
daughter of Joseph E. Salter and 
Elizabeth Salter, was baptized 20 October 

1892 by Rev. W. S. Rone, Presiding Elder. 

Norwood Paul, the infant son of 
W. T. Paul, M.D. and Lydia A. Paul, was 
baptized 20 October 1892 by Rev. W. S^ 
Rone, Presiding Elder. 

Gertrude R. Nielsen, the infant 
daughter of Edward Nielsen and Euphemia 
Nielsen, was baptized 12 July I896 by 
Revo Joseph Carraway. 



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REGISTER OF INFANT BAPTISMS (cont'd) 

Susan Olive Nielsen, the infant 
daughter of Edward Nielsen and Euphemia 
Nielsen, was baptized 12 July I896 by 
Rev. Joseph M. Carraway. 

Gracie Darling Nielsen, the infant 
daughter of Edward Nielsen and Euphemia 
Nielsen, was baptized 12 July I896 by 
ReVo Joseph M. Carraway. 

Sarah H. Salter, the infant daughter 
of R. J. Salter and Sarah H. Salter, was 
baptized 15 July I896 by Rev. Joseph M. 
Carraway. 

Nellie G. Willis, the infant daughter 
of Fulford Willis and Alvenia Willis, was 
baptized 15 July I896 by Rev. Joseph M, 
Carraway. 

Horace L. Lewis, the infant son of 
Weinstein Lewis and ^olly Ann Lewis, was 
baptized 9 November 1902 by Rev. T, W. 
Mansfield. 

Earl Lewis, the infant son of 
John W, Lewis and Louetta Lewis, was 
baptized 30 November 1902 by Rev. T. W. 
Mansfield. 

Luther Daniel Lewis, the infant son 
of John W. Lewis and Louetta Lewis, was 
baptized 30 November 1902 by Rev. T. W. 
Mansfield. 

Julius Dona Lewis, the infant son of 
John W, Lewis and Louetta Lewis, was 
baptized 30 November 1902 by Rev. T. W. 
Mansfield. 



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REGISTER OF INFANT BAPTISMS (cont'd) 

Donald Willis, the infant son of 
Fulford Willis and Alvenia Willis, was 
baptized l6 August I903 by Rev. F. D. 
Swindell, Presiding Elder. 

Newman Lewis, infant son of Weinstein 
Lewis and Polly Ann Lewis, was baptized 
11 November 1904 by Rev. Joseph M. Carraway 
for Rev. T. W. Mansfield. 

Lottie Mason, the infant daughter 
of Kelly Mason and Arietta Mason, was 
baptized 11 November 191^ by Rev. Zeb 
Pyatt. , 

William Mason, the infant son of 
Kelly Mason and Arietta Mason, was 
baptized 11 November 191^ by Rev. Zeb 
Pyatt . 

Cathy Louise Beacham, the infant 
daughter of Durwood Beacham and Helen 
Louise Beacham, was baptized 12 June 1955 
by Rev. Louie A, Lewis. 

Michael Braxton Taylor, infant son 
of Braxton Taylor and Kathryn Taylor, was 
baptized 21 October 1956 by Rev. Louie A. 
Lewis. 

Mitchell Gordon Taylor, infant son 
of Braxton Taylor and Kathryn Taylor, was 
baptized 21 October 195^ by Rev. Louie A. 
Lewis. 

Thomas Neal Beacham, the infant son 
of Durwood Beacham and Helen Louise 
Beacham, was baptized 21 April 1957 by 
Rev. James G. Lupton. 



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REGISTER OF INFANT BAPTISMS (cont'd) 



Clayton Moore Gillikin, the infant son 
of Sterling M. Gillikin and Bernice P. 
Gillikin, was baptized l6 June 1957 "by 
Rev. James G. Lupton. 

Stephen Gray Daniels, the infant son 
of Aldridge Daniels and Betty Lou Daniels, 
was baptized 7 May I96I by Rev. J. Hillary 
Bryant . 

Cynthia Lynn Daniels, the infant 
daughter of Aldridge Daniels and Betty Lou 
Daniels, was baptized 7 ^ay I96I by 
Rev. J. Hillary Bryant. 

Kevin Gold Daniels, the infant son of 
Aldridge Daniels and Betty Lou Daniels, was 
baptized 5 ^ay I963 by Rev. J. Hillary 
Bryant . 

Jane Wyman Daniels, the infant 
daughter of Perry Willis and Violet Jane 
Willis, was baptized 7 ^ay I967 by 
Rev. E, H. Overman. 

Mary Lou Taylor, the infant daughter 
of Sammy Taylor and Paula Taylor, was 
baptized I6 March I969 by Rev. E. H. 
Overman. 

Kimberly Dawn Willis, the infant 
daughter of Perry Willis and Jeannine 
Willis, was baptized 15 April 1979 by 
Rev. Ted Garrett. 

Cynthia Ray Willis, the infant 
daughter of Perry Willis and Jeannine 
Willis, was baptized 15 April 1979 by 
Rev. Ted Garrett. 



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The membership roll was taken from 
the church records and lists the names 
of people who have been a member of this 
church, or who is now a member, during 
one hundred years. Some of the names in 
the oldest record do not show a year or 
a pastor and therefore they are listed 
as shown, ^indicates current membership. 

MEMBERSHIP ROLL 1882-1Q82 



Name 



Year-Pastor 



John W. Lewis 
Melissa D. Lewis 
Wilson Salter 
Rachael A. Salter 
Mary Salter 
Bethena Willis 
Fulford Willis 
Alvenia Willis 
Julia Salter 
Catherine Salter 
Margaret Salter 
Elizabeth Salter 
Samuel Salter 
Joseph E. Salter 
Richard J. Salter 
Sarah H. Salter 
Dianna Salter 
Weinstein Lewis 
Mary Ann or Mariam 
Mary Nelson 
Henry S. Willis 
Lovey Willis 
Garrison Lewis 
Polly Lewis 
Frances Willis 
Rachael Styron 
Isabelle Willis 



1883-Browning 
188^-Browning 



188^-Browning 
188^-Browning 



1883 

1883-Browning 
1883-Browning 
1883-Browning 
188^^ 

1887-Reid 
Lewis I890 



1890-Dixon 
1890-Dixon 



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MEMBERSHI P ROLL 1882-1982( cont ' d) 



Name 

Evalina Lewis 
Elizabeth Willis 
Elizabeth Salter 
Mary Ann F. Lewis 
James Willis 
Nehemiah Davis 
Hedric Willis 
Perjny Harris 
Mitchell Willis 
Riley Willis 
Louetta Wade Lewis 
^achariah Willis 
Freeman Lewis 
Nancy Ella Salter 
Leah F. Salter 
Melvina Salter 
Bartelet Salter 
Ernest Salter 
James T. Salter 
William A. Salter 
Joseph Salter 
Micajah Rose 
Washington Gaskill 
John H. Salter 
Joseph Lane Salter 
Claudia Fulcher 
Mary Taylor 
Elizabeth Gaskill 
Edward Willis 
Kilby Salter 
Caroline Willis 
Minnie D, Styron 
John W, Rose 
Wallace Willis 
John W. Styron 
John W. Salter 



Year-?astor 

1890-Dixon 

1890-Dixon 

1890 

1890 

1890 



1891-Lixon 
1891 

189^-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1 8 9 6 - C ar r away 
1896-Carraway 
1 89 6 -C arraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1 8 9 6 - C arraway 
1896-Carraway 
1896-Carraway 
1 8 9 6 - C arraway 
1896-Carraway 
1 89 6 - C arraway 



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MHV iBERSHIP ROLL 1.88 2- 1 Q8?( norif ) 





Year-Pastpr 


Enn 1 1 V Ro c! p 


1896- 


- Car raw ay 


Fy^ppTrio-n S?^ 1 "I'P'P 


1896- 


-Carraway 


jncjpTjVi w Gj=i 1 1 n 


1896- 


-Carraway 


CLI. CLU CL 111 X_L u'Jli 


1896- 


-Carraway 


H P Tl T^V W 1 T 1 1 Q 


1896- 


-Carraway 


EHwpT*rl N 1 p1 qpti 

VjLVVct.i.VjL •'■'J.C-LoCi.i 


1896- 


-Carraway 




1896- 


-Carraway 


An pv Hjptyii T "hOTI 

**J_CJJ^ •'••'■CLlli J-JL bWli 


1896- 


-Carraway 


^'^yj J-K^ ■■J.J.JLXo 


1896- 


-Carraway 


TV Rncjp 


1896- 


-Carraway 


Wall nop Hanrii 1 "hon 


1896- 


-Carraway 


Mj^mi p D Spi T "hpT 


1897- 


-Carraway 


•'■C3. J. il iCLI i ^CX V JL O 


1897- 


-Carraway 


MpT'hhp FulnViPT 


1897- 


-Carraway 


IjoI 3 Do S?^1 "hP"P 
^-"W-LcS, 0 CL-L OCX. 


1898- 


-Carraway 


Xjvdia An Gf5 skill 


1898- 


-Carraway 


Al vi n R. HnTTiP! 


1898- 


-Carraway 


Rpfiin J. HpiTTl c; 
*^ \^ v-4. j_ 1 J. ^ • * *-a.-i. J. o 


1898- 


-Carraway 


Fill -f n-rrl Wt 1 "1 i q 


1898- 


-Carraway 


CnTT*"! p S'hvpnTi 


1898- 


-Carraway 




1898- 


-Carraway 


Robert Willis 


1898 




Jo c;PT)Vi 1 DP Stdp 1 1 


1898- 


-Carraway 


B F Sm^^ll 


- 1899 


-Mansfield/ 


*Np"h"bie C, X/Pwis 


190^4-- 






Carraway 




190^ 


-Mansfield/ 




1904- 






Carraway 


Mollie H. S?3lter 


. 1904- 


-Mansfield/ 






Carraway 


AlvPTTifi SaT"hPT 


1904-- 


-Mansfield/ 






Carraway 


F]fppTna.n Ijpwis 


1905- 


-E. W. Reed 


John A. Styron 


1906 




Kelley Mason 


1907- 


-Beaton 


Pernham Salter 


1907- 


-Beaton 



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MEMBERSHIP ROLL 1882-1Q82( cont ' d) 



Name 

Bertha Willis 
Sarah Helen Salter 
Sophronia Salter 
Arietta Mason 
Dorothy Willis 
Roxie Taylor 
Emily Tosto 
Polly Ann Lewis 
Kate Salter 
Andrew L. Fuloher 
Robert B, Howard 
Myrtle Howard 
Joseph W, Davis 
Wallace G, Styron 
Browning Salter 
Viola Gaskill 
Nancy Willis 
Allen Hamilton 
Bernice F. Willis 
Elijah Salter 
Mary Etta Styron 
Melissa Jane Salter 
Howard Fulcher 
*Berdie Willis 
Harry Hamilton 
Leonard Robinson 
Nancy Salter 
Ephrain Willis 
Mrs. John Styron 
J. E. English 
Alettia English 
Mabel Fulcher 
Georgia Salter 
Delia Salter 
Mariam Rose 
Nora Salter 



1907-Becton 

1907-Becton 

1907-Becton 

1907-Becton 

1911-Dodd 

1911-Dodd 

1911-Becton 

1913- ^'yatt 
191^-Pyatt 
191^-Pyatt 
191^-Pyatt 
191^-J'yatt 
191^-^'yatt 
191^-Pyatt 

1914- Pyatt 
191/j,_Pyatt 
191^-^'yatt 
191^-J'yatt 
191^-Pyatt 
191^-Pyatt 
191^-J'yatt 
191^-^yatt 
19lZ|,_Pyatt 
191^-Pyatt 
19lZj,_Pyatt 
191^-Pyatt 
191^-Pyatt 

1916- Lupton 

1917- Hocutt 

1918- Hocutt 

1918- Hocutt 

1919- Hocutt 
1919-Hocutt 
1919-Hocutt 
1919-Hocutt 
1919-Hocutt 



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MEMEERSHIP ROLL 1882^1 Q8?( nnnt ' ) 



Margaret Willis 
Clayton Salter 
Nancy Fulcher 
Adell Salter 
Kate Salter 
Stanford Jackson 
Tamur Jackson 
*Ellen Tosto 
Lina Salter 
Veda Hamilton 
^Blanch Tosto 
^Florence Tosto 
Ruth Hamilton 
Gordie Styron 
Allen Hamilton, Jr. 
Sabra Salter 
Willie Rose 
Blanche Rose 
Alvah Taylor 
^Angeline Taylor 
Thom.as Styron 
Alice Hamilton 
*Elva Salter 

^Delphia Tosto 

^Dovie Willis 

*Nina Williamson 

Preston Williamson 

Jasper Daniels : 

Charlie P. Howard 



1919-Hocutt 
1922-E. J.Lewis 
1922-E. J.Lewis 
1922-E, J.Lewis 
1922-E. J.Lewis 

1922- E. J.Lewis 

1923- E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1923-E. J.Lewis 
1935-Ereeman/ 

Rogers 
1935-Freem.an/ 

Rogers 
1935-Ereeman/ 

Rogers 
1935-Freeman/ 

Rogers 
1935-Freeman/ 

Rogers 

1935- Ereeman/ 
Rogers 

1936- Freeman 



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MEMBERSHIP ROLL 188P-1 Q82( cont M) 



Name 

*Marie R. Fulcher 
*Careda M. Salter 
Herbert Salter 
Lois Carolyn Rose 
*Janice L. Rose 
*Helen Louise Williamson 
Lura Jean Salter 
Eldred Gordon Taylor 
Evelyn Marie Fulcher 
Betty Mildred Gaskill 
Virginia Lewis Hamilton 
*Inez Gaskill Salter 
James Ge Styron 
*Roger Garland Salter 
Roy Hamilton 
Ellen June Howard 
Sidney Salter Mason 
Lydia Ann Mason Salter 
Elwarren Salter 
Herbert Dickenson 
*Lydia Ann Smith Willis 
*Bernice Pearl Salter 
Sylvia Jean Salter 
*Sally Mae Tosto 
*Gaynelle Salter Styron 
*Weldon Salter 
*Grace Gaskill Salter 
Elvin Salter 
*Daphne Taylor Elliott 
*Alma Mae Salter 
William Duke 
Bobby Clyde Rose 
Clyde Rose 
Joyce Carol Willis 
Johnnie Elliott 
*Clarice F. Elliott 



Year-Pastor 



19^5- 
19^5- 
19^5- 
19^6- 
19^6- 
19^6- 
19^7- 
19^7- 
19^7- 
19^7- 
19^7- 
1947- 
19^7- 
19^8- 
19^8- 
19^8- 
19^8- 
19^8- 
1950- 
1951- 
1952- 

1953- 
1953- 
1953- 
1953- 
1953- 
1953- 
1953- 
195^- 
1955" 
1955" 
1955- 
1955- 
1955- 
1956- 
1956- 



■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

•Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

-Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

•Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

■Mitchell 

-Goodchild 

■Woo ten 

■Wooten 

■Downum 

■Downum 

■Downum 

■Downum 

■Downum 

■Downum 

■Downum 

'Lewis 

■Lewis 

■Lewis 

■Lewis 

■Lewis 

■Lewis 

■Lupton 

-Lupton 



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MEMEEPSHIF ROLL 1882 - 198?.( QQnt ' q) 
Name Year-Pastor 



Sterling M. Giliikin 1956- 

*Kathryn Willis Taylor 1957- 

Gertrude Lupton 1957- 

Edward Milton Lupton 1958- 

Grace Nielsen Babbitt I96O- 

Aldridge Gray Daniels I96I- 

*Betty Lou Daniels I96I- 

Maurice R. Willis I962- 

Claudia Frances Salter 196^- 

^Dorothy English 196^- 

^Stella Mae Salter I966- 

John G. Styron 1969- 

*Miidon Lewis 1969- 

*Paula Willis Taylor 1969- 
*Gracie Lynette Giliikin 1969- 

^Clayton M. Giliikin 1969- 

^Belinda Dawn Salter 1971- 

^Stephen Gray Daniels 1972- 

*Cynthia Lynn Daniels 1972- 

^Ciyde W. McGirk 197^- 

*Clara B. McGirk 197^- 

William Henry Smith 197^- 

ena Fulcher Smith 197^- 

James Edward Tosto 1976- 

Barbara Jean Tosto 1976- 

*Ferry Wyman Willis 1976- 

Jeannine Willis 1976- 

Ruby T. Thompson 1979- 



Lupton 
Lupton 
Hale 
•Hale 

Lineberger 

■Bryant 

■Bryant 

•Bryant 

■Bryant 

•Bryant 

•Eubanks 

■Overman 

•Overman 

■Overman 

•Cash 

■Cash 

■Cash 

•Cash 

•Cash 

■Lamb 

•Lamb 

-Lamb 

•Lamb 

•Lam.b 

■Lamb 

-Lamb 

-Lam.b 

•Supplee 



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APPENDIX A 



This deed made the 17th day of 
October A..D. 1882 by Henry S. Willis 
and lovey Willis, his wife, of Carteret 
County, North Carolina, to W. B. Hancock, 
M. R. Fulcher, Wallace Willis, Robert 
Whitehurst and S, W. Hancock, trustees of 
church property of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, Pamlico Mission, Newborn 
District, North Carolina Conference of 
said church 

WITNESSETH that the said Henry S. 
Willis & wife Lovey Willis for and in 
consideration of one dollar paid have 
bargained and sold and by those present 
do bargain sell and convey unto the said 
W. B. Hancock, M. R. Fulcher, Wallace 
Willis, Robert Whitehurst & S. W. Hancock 
and their successors (trustees in trust 
for the uses and purposes hereinafter 
mentioned) a certain piece or parcel of 
land in said county and state lying on 
Core Sound near Nelsons Bay and embracing 
the site occupied formerly by the house of 
Stephen Willis, son of Henry and lovey 
Willis, his wife, and bounded as follows! 

beginning at a stake at the edge of 
pine grove and at the fence of said Henry 
Willis and runs north sixty two feet to a 
stake, thence west fifty two feet to a 
stake, thence south sixty two feet to a 
stake, and thence east fifty two feet to a 
stake at the beginning containing one 
fourth of an acre, to have and to hold 
said piece or parcel of land unto the 
said W. B. Hancock, M, R, Fulcher, Wallace 
Willis, Robert Whitehurst & S. W, Hancock, 
trustees as aforesaid and their successors 
in office in fee simple in trust that 



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said piece or parcel of land shall be 
used, kept, maintained & disposed of 
as a place of Divine Worship for the 
use of the ministry & membership of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
subject to the discipline, usage & 
ministerial appointments of said church 
as from time to time authorized and 
declared by the General Conference of 
said church of the Annual Conference 
within whose bounds the said premises 
are situated. 

And the said Henry S, Willis and wife 
Lovey Willis for themselves and their 
heirs covenant and agree to warrant and 
defend the title of said parcel of land 
unto said trustees & their successors 
against the claims of all persons. 

In witness whereof the said Henry S. 
Willis and wife Lovey Willis have here- 
unto set their hands & seals the day and 
year above written. 



his 



Henry -^-^ S. Willis (SEAL) 



her 





WITNESSES: 



W. T. Paul 



Registered! 



January 19th I883 



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AC KNOWLEDGEMENT S 



We acknowledge with appreciation 
the information provided to us concerning 
the history of this church. 

Since many of the old records are no . 
longer in existence, and since the records 
today are quite limited, it would have been 
impossible to write a history without the 
recollections of Mrs. Nettie Salter, 
Mrso Angeline Taylor, Mrs. Florence Salter, 
Mrs. Vivian Lewis Fulcher, Mr, Leon Salter 
and Mr. H. Byrd Willis, as well as 
information passed down to us by members 
of the church who are now deceased. 

We appreciate the help provided by 
the North Carolina Conference, The Metho- 
dist Building, Raleigh, N. C.; the Carteret 
County Register of Deeds, Beaufort, N, C.. 
Rev. Edgar F. Seymour (ret.), Atlantic, 
N. C.. Rev. Roy Burgess, pastor, Atlantic 
United Methodist Church, who let us look 
at old charge records; our pastor. Rev. 
Tom Supplee; Stephen Daniels for the use 
of his physical stamina in climbing the 
steeple to obtain information concerning 
the bell; Kay Taylor for the use of her 
sketching talent; and a special thanks to 
Clara B, McGirk for the many hours of 
typing and assembling the information. 

Weldon Salter 



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